Belfast Telegraph

£10m deal for supplier to DIY chain

By Margaret Canning

A Co Antrim firm which makes wood-based products for use in DIY has won a £10m contract with a UK retailer.

SAM Mouldings' products will be sold in 300 Wickes stores.

The Antrim company currently employs 81 people but is taking on 14 new staff in production and sales over the next three months to meet the increasing business.

The firm exports to Great Britain, Ireland, Holland and Belgium and has now signed a four-year contract with Wickes to supply wood veneer mouldings, skirting boards and architraves.

Richard Holmes, managing director of SAM Mouldings, which was founded in 1990, said: "We are delighted to announce this new business for SAM Mouldings. It is a great win for our team and will support our long-term strategy to grow the business through channels such as these.

"The assistance we received from Invest NI, particularly with re-evaluating our sales strategy, was invaluable to us and it has played a major role in helping us to secure this contract."

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